Hindu Organizations Anxious Over The Portrayal Of Hinduism in Julia Roberts’ ‘Eat, Pray, Love’

March 22nd, 2010 - 8:51 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work  

ju March 22, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): The release time for the Julia Roberts starer Eat, Pray, Love has been publicized. Julia Roberts is a former Academy Award victor. However, some Hindu outfits and associations are anxious about the genuineness of the portrayal of Hinduism in the film and its missions, customs, convictions, notions, practices and way of life. The movie is captained by Emmy nominated Ryan Murphy. The shooting of the film in India was executed in and around Pataudi, which is approximately 60 kms from New Delhi.

Hindu statesman, Rajan Zed, has mentioned that Hinduism and its principles and values were often erroneously illustrated outside India. He ardently wished that the filmmakers in this case would adhere to bona fide practices in order to steer clear of misinterpreting the already misinterpreted religion, which is the most ancient religion in the globe. He stated that the films are a forceful medium and falsifications would not be just to Hindus and Hinduism.

Zed is the leader of the Universal Society of Hinduism. He has further expounded that the Hindus universally urged Hollywood to investigate the mysticism and the knowledgeable truth-seeking notions of Hinduism. However, he cautioned that such depictions and examinations must be executed responsibly and in a credible manner. Reconstructing it for commercial ravenousness or to suit the Hollywood machine generated more bewilderment and injured the Hindu feelings.

Zed emphasized that if the filmmaker required any assistance with reference to the illustration of Hinduism or related subjects, he or other Hindu academics would be pleased to lend a hand.

Based on the Pushcart Prize conqueror Elizabeth Gilbert’s theology/travel memoir, Eat, Pray, Love is about Gilbert’s self-exploration subsequent to her spiteful divorce. She journeys and explores through India, Italy and Indonesia. Gilbert voyages to India to become skilled at the “art of devotion”.

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